Skilled and Compassionate Care When Your Pet Needs it Most
When your pet needs surgery, you can have confidence your veterinarian at Forest Glen Animal Hospital will work hard to ensure the procedure is completed according to the highest surgical standards and is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Surgical Procedures for Your Pet:
Our highly skilled and experienced veterinarians perform many types of surgeries, including but not limited to:
- - Spays and neuters
- - Eye surgery
- - Bladder surgery
- - Tumor removal
- - Gastrointestinal surgery
- - Orthopedic surgery
- - Cancer surgery
- - Skin surgery
- - Thyroid surgery
- - Cesarean sections
We understand the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never easy. To that end, your veterinarian will be happy to answer any questions regarding your pet's specific surgery, as well as provide you with information on proper postoperative care. It is our goal that you feel comfortable knowing you are making the right choice for your pet.
Ensuring the health and safety of your pet during surgery is our utmost concern and requires an anesthetic and monitoring regimen that adheres to the highest principles and ideals of quality care. We utilize a state-of-the-art monitoring and anesthesia system to ensure your pet's safety during all surgeries.
With your consent, prior to surgery, your pet is examined and a blood screen is performed. The results of these tests and your pet's past anesthetic history, breed, preexisting conditions and age are used to create an individualized anesthesia protocol. We will also administer injectable preoperative pain medicine after receiving your approval.
During surgery, your pet is cared for by a well-trained and experienced veterinary technician using our monitoring system, which tracks blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen level.
Comprehensive Pain Management
We all know pain hurts, but pain also has many other detrimental effects on your pet's body. Pain slows healing, decreases activity and causes behavioral changes such as aggression, anxiety, and depression. Pain can also worsen some diseases like arthritis and potentially some cancers and interfere with the bond between you and your pet.
As part of our commitment to keep your pet comfortable and protect the bond you share, we practice the most up-to-date and comprehensive pain management protocol.
For surgeries as well as for acute and chronic conditions we use all our available and safe resources, including local anesthetics, NSAIDs (non-steroidal medications) and oral and injectable analgesics.
Healing Postoperative Care
Following surgery, your pet is closely monitored and cared for by our attentive medical staff for a safe recovery. As your pet is discharged from the hospital, you will be provided detailed information on how to administer any medication and properly care for your pet after surgery. We are also available to answer any questions or concerns that arise after you and your pet return home.